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NHRTL Urges State Legislature to Oppose Assisted Suicide

By March 6, 2024No Comments

New Hampshire Right to Life Urges State Legislature to Oppose Assisted Suicide, HB1283

Concord, NH, March 6, 2024 — This morning, the New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee voted to recommend the passage of HB1283, also known as Assisted Suicide or Medical Aid in Dying, by a 13-7 vote 1. New Hampshire Right to Life (NHRTL) stands firmly in opposition to this legislation and calls on the NH House, Senate, and Governor to reject it.

Jason Hennessey, President of NHRTL, emphasized, “As a society, we should promote a culture of valuing and protecting every human life, rather than normalizing death as a solution. Legalizing assisted suicide through HB1283 undermines our efforts to prevent suicide and support those who are suffering with compassion, care, and dignity. Furthermore, it opens the door to elder abuse and allows insurers to prioritize death over coverage for costly care, creating a horrific conflict of interest. We urge the NH legislature to uphold the sanctity of life and vote against HB1283.”

NHRTL also highlights that in other states, patients have been denied potentially life-saving healthcare and instead given information on Assisted Suicide. In addition, assisted suicides have taken place in other states for mental health issues like anorexia.

NH Right to Life is New Hampshire’s largest and longest-standing organization dedicated to the pro-life cause.

  1. Vote is at about 1h 28m ↩︎

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